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A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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Post-War Years

The years following World War II

 

Recollections

1.

Patricia RAND
(
née TINNEY)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

- Edinburgh Festival

-  Princes Street

-  Bananas

2.

Margaret GOODCHILD
Canada

-  Bananas

3.

Frank FERRI
Newhaven, Edinburgh

-  Toy Gun

4.

Danny CALLAGHAN
Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

-  Hoover Vacuum Demonstration

 

Recollections

1.

Patricia Rand (née Tinney)

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Thank you to Patricia Rand (née Tinney) who wrote:

Edinburgh Festival

"I remember the first year of the Edinburgh Festival.  Late at night, at Lauriston, we could hear the Lone Piper at the Finale, and the cheers to wrap it all up."

Princes Street

"Princes Street was suddenly full of strange beautiful people:

-  Indian ladies in saris and gold

-  men dressed to the hilt in kilts and velvet dress jackets.

Oh boy, the war was definitely over, at last.  People were in great spirits despite the ration books."

Bananas

"I got to taste my first banana ever, after waiting outside Rankins for what seemed like hours.

Oh yeah, them were the good old days.  No more of that air raid siren, except for a practice now and then, just to keep us on our toes, I think."

Patricia Rand (née Tinney), Victoria, British Columbia, Canada:
Message posted in EdinPhoto guest book:  October 3, 2009

 

Recollections

2.

Margaret Goodchild

Thank you to Margaret Goodchild who replied to Patricia Rand's memories above.

Margaret wrote:

Bananas

"Hi Patricia.  The biggest memory you brought back for me was queuing at Rankins for bananas.  I remember my Mum telling me to go for them and I was nearly out the door before I remembered to ask what they looked like!

Thanks for those memories.  I left Edinburgh in 1953."

Margaret Godchild,  Message posted in EdinPhoto guest book:  October 3, 2009

 

Recollections

3.

Frank Ferri

Newhaven, Edinburgh

Thank you to Frank Ferri who wrote:

Toy Gun

"My father, when working on the Queen Mary, brought this toy gun home from America for brother Ian and me, circa 1946.

Super Nu-Matic toy gun from America, 1946 ©

 With toy shortages in this country at the time, they were quite unique and we were the envy of our pals.

Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Leith:  October 19, 2011

Please click on the thumbnail image above to enlarge it and to read more of Frank's comments about the toy gun.

 

Reply

4

Danny Callaghan

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Thank you to Danny Callaghan who wrote:

Hoover Vacuum Demonstration

"I remember, probably about 1952-ish, that we had a salesman come and demonstrate the new Hoover Junior 911 Vacuum cleaner.

The demonstration was in our house where we had the usual 3 x 4 carpet square over the lino floor.  I remember the salesman extolling the "beats as it sweeps" message.

He also demonstrated the tools including connecting the hose to the bag outlet so that the tools could blow air under the carpet.  Why anyone would want to do that and create dust, who knows!"

Gadgets

"My Dad was always a sucker for gadgets, as I've mentioned before on this site.  I think that the salesman had come on an appointment, not just knocking on doors.  He may well have been from St Cuthbert’s."

Sold

"The Hoover was bought.  I remember it was brown, very stout and mainly made of metal.  A cover on the front was removed which gave access to the drive belt.  This was dislodged in order to attach the tools.  Getting it back on was a challenge!

The Hoover came in a stout cardboard box which stored all the tools and hose. It certainly served my folk until well into the late-1980s.  I am amazed, looking through various web sites, that spares are still available for this model, 60 years later.

Danny Callaghan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland:  October 18, 2012

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks